Supplementary planning documents

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Introduction

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) add further detail to the policies in the Local Plan. They can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues, such as design. SPD are capable of being a material consideration in planning decisions but are not part of the development plan.

Location and Design of Waste Management Facilities

The Location and Design of Waste Management Facilities SPD was adopted by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council on 19 July 2011.

The document covers a wide range of waste management facilities types from in-vessel composting, household recycling centres, to energy from waste facilities. The document sets out  guidance on location, design and lists practical issues to be be taken into consideration for each facility type. 

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RECAP Waste Management Design Guide

The RECAP Waste Management Design Guide SPD was adopted by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council on 22 February 2012.

The document provides guidance to be considered when designing for effective waste management within residential and commercial developments. The guide provides detail on internal and external waste storage capacity, waste storage points, infrastructure and collection; and covers waste storage issues ranging in scale from the kitchen sink through to household recycling centres.

Design and Development in Selected Villages

The Design and Development in Selected Villages SPD  was adopted by the Council as part of the Peterborough Planning Policy Framework on 13 June 2011.

It supplements the policies of the Peterborough Core Strategy (in particular, policy CS16) by providing more detailed policies and advice for new development in the villages of Ailsworth, Bainton and Ashton, Barnack and Pilsgate, Castor, Glinton, Helpston, Thorney, Ufford, Wansford and Wothorpe.

Flood and Water Management

The Peterborough Flood and Water Management SPD was adopted by the Council on 17 June 20019 and came in to effect on 24 July 2019.

It provides detailed, locally specific guidance to help developers and decision makers to deliver development schemes that take into account flood and water management issues. It covers topics such as selecting sites for new development and the types of sustainable drainage systems that will be required across different areas of Peterborough.

It replaces the version adopted in December 2012

Shop Front Design Guidance

The Peterborough Shop Front Design Guidance SPD was adopted by the Council as part of the Peterborough Planning Policy Framework on 27 January 2014.

It provides detailed guidance on the design of new and replacement shop fronts throughout Peterborough. The guidance covers matters such as general design principles; materials and colour; signage and lighting; blinds and canopies; and security measures (including the use of shutters).

Developer Contributions 

The Peterborough Developer Contributions SPD was adopted by the Council on 17 June 2019 and came in to effect on 24 July 2019.

It provides detailed guidance on the Councils approach to the negotiation of planning obligations in association with the grant of planning permission. A planning obligation is a legal agreement made under Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by Section 12(1) of the Planning and Compensation Act 1991) and usually relates to an aspect of the proposed development that cannot be secured by imposing a planning condition or by statutory controls. The SPD also provides guidance on how S106 will work alongside CIL in Peterborough.

It replaces the version adopted in April 2015

Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity 

The Peterborough Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity SPD was adopted by the council on 17 June 2019 and came in to effect on 24 July 2019

This SPDsets out a vision for how Peterborough’s network of green infrastructure and associated biodiversity should be protected and enhanced during the next 20 years. It seeks to raise the profile of the natural environment and ensure its value is recognised in key decision-making by all those involved in delivering Peterborough’s sustainable growth.

It aims to provide practical guidance and advice on how Green Infrastructure (GI) and biodiversity considerations should be integrated into the development process, primarily to planning applicants, developers and land owners, as well as decision makers such as planning officers. 

Peterborough District Hospital Site

The Peterborough District Hospital Site SPD was adopted by the City Council's Cabinet on 14 June 2010. The document sets out our ambition to see a mixed-use redevelopment incorporating residential, community, local retail and ancillary uses.

We considered all representations made to the draft SPD and produced a report setting out a summary of the main issues raised in these representations and how these main issues have been addressed in the SPD.

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